Young Carers Project Manager
Our client is a charity which supports family/unpaid Carers and aims to improve their quality of life. The charity was formed in 2010 and provides a range of services such as support groups, counselling, training, Carers Assessments, benefits advice and carers breaks. One of their aims is to ensure that Carers enjoy a life outside of caring without falling into financial hardship.
Young Carers Project Manager (Full-time)
£28,000 pa 1-year contract (Dependent upon performance, potential to extend)
An exciting new opportunity has arisen from a newly created post working, full time on their Young Carers Project providing support to 5-18 year olds with caring responsibilities. The Project helps Young Carers in school or college by providing one to one support, activities and outings.
Managing the Young Carers Support Officers and working as a team to deliver a quality young carers service, the successful candidate will be enthusiastic, energetic and committed individual. The right candidate will ideally have some experience of working with children and young people, knowledge of Young Carers and have some experience of managing staff.
The role will involve; line management, delivering presentations to teaching staff and students, monitoring and reporting on the project outcomes and working alongside other professionals to identify and support young carers. See below for more essential skills.
Car driver preferable.
Report writing & excellent communication skills; knowledge of carer & disability-related legislation; excellent IT and organisational skills; commitment to equal opportunities; an awareness of issues affecting a multi-cultural community; understanding of relationships between the Council, Health Authority and the 3rd sector as well as a commitment to the needs of carers. You’ll need to be an approachable, professional, flexible individual who can deal tactfully and sensitively with others, manage a demanding workload, and be a good team player.
• Based at their Centre and working from satellite locations throughout the borough.
• Working days are Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, although occasional evening and weekend working is included for which Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) will be given.
• Offers subject to a satisfactory, enhanced CRB/DBS check
• Applicants must have a car and a full driving licence. NB. The successful applicant will have to declare business use on their car insurance policy.
They are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from suitably skilled and experienced people from all sectors of the community. All applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum essential criteria for the post will be invited to interview. If you have a disability, please tell us on your application form and explain any special arrangements you would need if you are invited for interview.
Closing Date: 5pm on Monday 11th March 2019
Interview Dates: TBC
Please apply online with your CV and covering letter. They look forward to hearing from you.
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